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Friday, August 10, 2018

Did You Know? Taking A Shower Daily is Also Harmful to the Body



Most people around the world, especially Filipinos, want to feel fresh and smell good all the time. Thus, vanity and hygiene, are what often drives us to the shower every morning and sometimes, before retiring at night.


But did you know that a daily shower has its own side effects and is actually harmful to the body? To be more specific, too much bathing or excessive shower damages our skin in the long run.


Most people around the world, especially Filipinos, want to feel fresh and smell good all the time. Thus, vanity and hygiene, are what often drives us to the shower every morning and sometimes, before retiring at night. But did you know that a daily shower has its own side effects and is actually harmful to the body? To be more specific, too much bathing or excessive shower damages our skin in the long run. British dermatologists, Dr. Joshua Zeichner and Dr. Ranella Hirsch said that the notion of feeling the need to shower is born more out of ‘cultural norms’ and less of any health benefits. So how does excessive shower affect your body? The use of chemical cleaning products harms the body. These include bath soap, shower gel and cream we used to wash off the dirt and germ from our body. The chemicals in these products affects the PH level in our skin and disturb its natural balance. Frequent washing actually removes the good, useful bacteria which keep your skin healthy. These are the same bacteria that protects your skin from the harmful ones. Without them, the skin will be more susceptible to infection by causing small cracks on the surface. It causes your skin and hair to become dry. Excessive shower reduces the natural oil of the skin and the hair. For the skin, this leads to the breaking of blood vessels and eventually, drying. It also makes the hair dull, dry, or frizzy. Excessive scrubbing hurt the skin and affects the sebum which protects it from foreign particles. This could lead to wrinkles if done frequently. Lastly, you may just be wasting water which other people in some parts of the world don’t have much.  Having said that, how often should one take a bath without feeling conscious about how we smell to others? John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry said at least every other day would be enough as long as people wash their hands frequently and took special care of the body parts below the belt. If you don’t actually go to the gym every day or work in a chemical factory, this frequency of shower will do just fine. You are probably not dirty like you think you are.

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British dermatologists, Dr.Joshua Zeichner and Dr. Ranella Hirsch said that the notion of feeling the need to shower is born more out of ‘cultural norms’ and less of any health benefits.

So how does excessive shower affect your body?

The use of chemical cleaning products harms the body. These include bath soap, shower gel and cream which we use to wash off the dirt and germ from our body. The chemicals in these products affect the PH level in our skin and disturb its natural balance.
Most people around the world, especially Filipinos, want to feel fresh and smell good all the time. Thus, vanity and hygiene, are what often drives us to the shower every morning and sometimes, before retiring at night. But did you know that a daily shower has its own side effects and is actually harmful to the body? To be more specific, too much bathing or excessive shower damages our skin in the long run. British dermatologists, Dr. Joshua Zeichner and Dr. Ranella Hirsch said that the notion of feeling the need to shower is born more out of ‘cultural norms’ and less of any health benefits. So how does excessive shower affect your body? The use of chemical cleaning products harms the body. These include bath soap, shower gel and cream we used to wash off the dirt and germ from our body. The chemicals in these products affects the PH level in our skin and disturb its natural balance. Frequent washing actually removes the good, useful bacteria which keep your skin healthy. These are the same bacteria that protects your skin from the harmful ones. Without them, the skin will be more susceptible to infection by causing small cracks on the surface. It causes your skin and hair to become dry. Excessive shower reduces the natural oil of the skin and the hair. For the skin, this leads to the breaking of blood vessels and eventually, drying. It also makes the hair dull, dry, or frizzy. Excessive scrubbing hurt the skin and affects the sebum which protects it from foreign particles. This could lead to wrinkles if done frequently. Lastly, you may just be wasting water which other people in some parts of the world don’t have much.  Having said that, how often should one take a bath without feeling conscious about how we smell to others? John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry said at least every other day would be enough as long as people wash their hands frequently and took special care of the body parts below the belt. If you don’t actually go to the gym every day or work in a chemical factory, this frequency of shower will do just fine. You are probably not dirty like you think you are.

Frequent washing actually removes the good, useful bacteria which keep your skin healthy. These are the same bacteria that protects your skin from the harmful ones. Without them, the skin will be more susceptible to infection by causing small cracks on the surface.

It causes your skin and hair to become dry. Excessive shower reduces the natural oil of the skin and the hair. For the skin, this leads to the breaking of blood vessels and eventually, drying. It also makes the hair dull, dry, or frizzy.

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Excessive scrubbing hurt the skin and affects the sebum which protects it from foreign particles. This could lead to wrinkles if done frequently.

Lastly, you may just be wasting water which other people in some parts of the world don’t have much.
Most people around the world, especially Filipinos, want to feel fresh and smell good all the time. Thus, vanity and hygiene, are what often drives us to the shower every morning and sometimes, before retiring at night. But did you know that a daily shower has its own side effects and is actually harmful to the body? To be more specific, too much bathing or excessive shower damages our skin in the long run. British dermatologists, Dr. Joshua Zeichner and Dr. Ranella Hirsch said that the notion of feeling the need to shower is born more out of ‘cultural norms’ and less of any health benefits. So how does excessive shower affect your body? The use of chemical cleaning products harms the body. These include bath soap, shower gel and cream we used to wash off the dirt and germ from our body. The chemicals in these products affects the PH level in our skin and disturb its natural balance. Frequent washing actually removes the good, useful bacteria which keep your skin healthy. These are the same bacteria that protects your skin from the harmful ones. Without them, the skin will be more susceptible to infection by causing small cracks on the surface. It causes your skin and hair to become dry. Excessive shower reduces the natural oil of the skin and the hair. For the skin, this leads to the breaking of blood vessels and eventually, drying. It also makes the hair dull, dry, or frizzy. Excessive scrubbing hurt the skin and affects the sebum which protects it from foreign particles. This could lead to wrinkles if done frequently. Lastly, you may just be wasting water which other people in some parts of the world don’t have much.  Having said that, how often should one take a bath without feeling conscious about how we smell to others? John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry said at least every other day would be enough as long as people wash their hands frequently and took special care of the body parts below the belt. If you don’t actually go to the gym every day or work in a chemical factory, this frequency of shower will do just fine. You are probably not dirty like you think you are.

Having said that, how often should one take a bath without feeling conscious about how we smell to others?

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John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry said at least every other day would be enough as long as people wash their hands frequently and took special care of the body parts below the belt.


If you don’t actually go to the gym every day or work in a chemical factory, this frequency of shower will do just fine. You are probably not dirty like you think you are.

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